Midweek at First
This fall we’re offering several discussion-oriented studies beginning on September 1. These classes are designed to help you grow as a Jesus-follower into a difference-maker for a world of people far from God. Children, preschool and student programming will also be offered.
Led by Deron Spoo / Room 405 in the Children's Bldg
Did Jesus have a favorite book of the Bible? We have no way of knowing. But if He did, it would probably be the book of Deuteronomy. Jesus quoted more from Deuteronomy than any other Older Testament book. Deuteronomy reminds us that a strong relationship with God requires constant renewal, that disobedience to God's commands leads to personal disaster, and that love for the Lord means nothing less than a life lived in total obedience to Him.
Healthy Living Workout
Led by Julie Donelson / Room 403 in the Children's Bldg
This fourteen-week course examines the Bible as it describes your body as a temple in which the Holy Spirt makes His dwelling. It is hard to worship and serve at your best when you don’t feel your best. Having a restored temple is a doorway to joy. In this course, we will work on moving from good intentions and resolutions to developing a lifestyle of physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Please come in your active gear ready for exercise.
Men's Bible Study *
Led by Greg Birnie, Kevin Coutant, Drew Harding, Curt Shacklett and Dave McPherson / Room 404 in the Children's Bldg
“We will never get anywhere in life without discipline – especially in spiritual matters” (Kent Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Man). Just like athletes train and strain to the brink of breaking, we have been called by God to “run with endurance the race before us” (Heb 12:1, CSB). Join us as we explore how to develop spiritual disciplines that will grow us as followers of Jesus. We’ll be following the content of Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes.
Women's Bible Study
Led by Ginger McPherson / Room 408 in the Children's Bldg / September 1-15
What comes to mind when you hear the word “enough”? Perhaps it’s “not enough,” “more than enough,” or “enough is enough”? Come help us kick off the fall season with a two-week series, in which we will explore and discuss what Jesus has to say about this idea of “enough” in both His gospel teachings and His interactions with those around Him. Let’s discover together what God wants to speak to each of us as women, especially in the midst of our busy, full lives.
The Emotionally Healthy Woman *
Led by Marion Shacklett / Room 408 in the Children's Bldg / September 22-December 15
Author Geri Scazzero provides you a way out of an inauthentic, superficial spirituality to genuine freedom in Christ in her book The Emotionally Healthy Woman. Our study is for every woman who thinks, “I can’t keep pretending everything is fine!” The journey to emotional health begins by quitting. Geri quit being afraid of what others thought. She quit lying. She quit denying her anger and sadness. She quit living someone else’s life. When you quit those things that are damaging to your soul or the souls of others, you are free to choose other ways of being and relating that are rooted in love and lead to life. When you quit for the right reasons, at the right time, and in the right way, you’re on the path not only to emotional health, but also to the true purpose in loving and serving our Lord.
*Although not required, you may want to purchase the book that corresponds with the study at your preferred vendor.